In other words, a woman needs to work for roughly 14.5 months to earn a year’s worth of a man’s median wage.

According to the Equal Pay Today movement and the National Committee on Pay Equity, women are paid 84 cents for every $1 earned by men.

That is based on the most current full-year data set available, which was the US Census 2022 earnings data for full-time, year-round workers.

According to Deborah Vagins, director of Equal Pay Today and national campaign director of Equal Rights Advocates, the gender pay disparity is greater when part-timers and people unemployed for the entire year are taken into account, coming in at 78 cents on the dollar.

Various factors, such as age, education level, tenure, choice of occupation, and race or ethnicity, will affect how much the actual salary disparity between men and women is.

When comparing the incomes of white males to those of black, Native American, or Hispanic women, the gender pay gap is usually the largest.

Additionally, when comparing pay by title, tenure, and educational attainment within a particular profession, the disparity is typically smaller for men and women in their early to mid-20s (i.e., when they are first entering the workforce and before having children).